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NEWS LITE : CARTOONIST'S MOM DENIES SHE'S MARGE.



Margaret Groening, mother of ``The Simpsons'' creator Matt Groening Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[1] in Portland, Oregon;[2] his family name is pronounced 'greɪnɪŋ', rhymes with raining , wants the world to know she's no Marge Simpson Marjorie "Marge" Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. She is the well-meaning and extremely patient wife of Homer Simpson. .

Everyone Groening meets presumes she is a living version of the long-suffering cartoon mother with towering blue hair and a heart of gold. Even old friends slip and call her ``Marge.''

``It's really weird to have people think you're a cartoon,'' said Groening, who lives in Portland, Ore.

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 alter-ego to celebrate Mother's Day.

She wants people to know her family is nothing like the dysfunctional TV family, but comparisons are inevitable since her son named some of the cartoon characters after his parents and sisters.

Matt Groening ``just helped himself to all these names,'' she said, referring to her late husband Homer and daughters Lisa and Maggie.

Matt has another sister named Patty, the name chosen for one of Marge Simpson's sisters, and a brother named Mark, but there is no Bart Groening.

Unlike couch potato couch potato An Americanism for a sedentary person, usually ♂, whose predominant non-work activity consists in lying on a couch, watching TV. See Television intoxication 'syndrome.'. Cf Vigorous exercise.  Homer Simpson, her husband was a hard-working father ``and very much a gentleman,'' Groening said.

And the insensitive TV dad's overwhelming passion for doughnuts comes more from her son than her husband, Groening said.

``I'll bet I'll Bet was an NBC game show that aired from March 29 1965 to September 24 1965, that was created by Ralph Andrews. The host of this program was Jack Narz. It was a precursor of It's Your Bet, which aired with four different hosts during its four year run: Hal March, Tom  he did like doughnuts, but Matt likes doughnuts, that's his thing,'' she said. ``He and the writers like to sit around and eat jelly doughnuts.''

Despite her own loss of identity, Groening confessed to having a certain fondness for good-hearted Marge Simpson, betraying their similar shared character traits.

``She certainly means well, and she wants everyone to be happy,'' Groening said. ``She's the mediator in the family, I suppose.''

Wasn't that the role she played in real life too?

``Oh yes,'' she said. ``Oh yes.''

Good mothers are essentially the same, even the make-believe ones.

``I think honestly, for the most part, mothers just want their kids to be happy, to have a happy life, whatever that takes,'' Groening said.

Bob Hope's wife in nightclub gig

For Bob and Dolores Hope Dolores Hope (born May 27, 1909) is a singer, philanthropist and the widow of legendary actor Bob Hope.

She was born Dolores DeFina on May 27, 1909 in New York City and raised in the Bronx. She is of Italian and Irish descent.
, it's 1933 all over again.

That was when Manhattan nightclub singer Dolores Dolores (or Delores) was a common given name (until the 1960s in the USA); it is cognate with the English word "dolorous" (meaning sorrowful) and equivalent in meaning.  Reade won the heart of a young comedian in the audience. Her weekend return to the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 finds Bob Hope still in the audience - now her husband of 63 years.

``I'm going to do the song I was singing when I first met Bob - `Paper Moon,' '' Dolores Hope, 87, said Saturday in anticipation.

She and Rosemary Clooney began a two-week engagement Sunday at Rainbow and Stars, the chic midtown nightclub adjacent to the Rainbow Room For the Los Angeles nightclub, see Rainbow Bar and Grill.
The Rainbow Room is a well-known upscale restaurant and nightclub on the sixty-fifth floor of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
 restaurant.

In 1933, Bob Hope, now 93, caught her act at the Vogue Club on 57th Street. They were married the next year.

Dolores Hope gave up her career after the marriage but never quit singing. She recorded her first album in 1993. Three more followed, including the latest, ``That's Love That's Love was a British television sitcom about the domestic problems of a young married couple, lawyer Donald (Mulville) and designer Patsy (Hardcastle).

Over the series, Donald had an affair with Laurel (Liza Goddard).
.''

Mr. Rogers quests for meaning of life

Fred Rogers said a childhood filled with sadness and ridicule propelled him into a lifelong search for meaning and purpose.

Although 8 million youthful TV viewers see ``Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood,'' each week, the inspirational nice guy, who is also an ordained or·dain  
tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains
1.
a. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.

b. To authorize as a rabbi.

2.
 Presbyterian minister, lives by the simple motto hanging on his office wall: ``What is essential is invisible to the eye.''

Speaking to graduates Saturday at the Memphis, Tenn., Theological Seminary, Rogers said, ``I find those words to be truer for me everyday.''

Rogers thanked family members, teachers, librarians ``and all those saints who helped a fat, shy kid to see more clearly what is really essential.''

Rap artist Chuck D joins TV news team

Rapper Chuck D is jumping down from behind the microphone to take a seat in the TV studio and do the news.

The socially conscious hip-hop star from the group Public Enemy has signed on with Fox News Channel to supply on-air commentaries and occasional news reports, Fox said Sunday.

Chuck D, whose rap hits include ``Don't Believe the Hype'' and ``Fight the Power,'' wants to provide a fresh perspective on issues like education and welfare to attract younger viewers.

Mad man Aragones cartoonist of year

Sergio Aragones, whose tiny cartoons have lined the margins of Mad magazine for more than 30 years, was named 1996 cartoonist of the year.

Aragones beat out ``Dilbert'' creator Scott Adams and Patrick McDonnell of King Features Syndicate King Features Syndicate, a print syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation, distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to nearly 5000 newspapers around the world. King Features Syndicate is a unit of Hearst Holdings, Inc.  for the National Cartoonists Society's top honor Saturday in Asheville, N.C.

McDonnell, who writes the ``Mutts'' strip, was honored with the newspaper comic strips division award.

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 Ullman, left, receives a special ``Palm of Palms'' award on behalf of her father, Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, at the Cannes Film Festival Cannes Film Festival

Film festival held annually in Cannes, France. First held in 1946 for the recognition of artistic achievement, the festival came to provide a rendezvous for those interested in the art and influence of the movies.
 in Cannes, France. Presenting the award is her mother, actress Liv Ullman. The world's biggest celebration of the cinema is celebrating its 50th year on the French Riviera. A record $6.5 million is being spent to hold the 12-day festival.

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